The men and women who serve our country work hard to protect the people who live here. Therefore, the people who serve them – such as medical staff – should ensure they are taken care of when they fall ill or injured. Many veterans seek the care of a veterans’ affairs hospital in San Diego or elsewhere. A medical mistake can have serious consequences for veterans who already face medical issues. Unfortunately, veterans file medical malpractice claims all too often, and claims caps are keeping many from getting what they deserve.
Four years ago, an Army specialist checked into a VA hospital with dehydration, which, according to his family’s attorney, is a very treatable condition. However, when doctors attempted to insert a catheter, they mistakenly placed it all the way into his heart, which ended up being a fatal mistake.